Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Road Trip Honeymoon- Day 2
Antique Depot in Duncansville
Underwood 5. A little beat, but alright price.
Awesome old firetruck. Bigger than it looks.
Leila next to old firetruck.
First typewriter spotting in Ohio. Royal KHM
Right next to the Royal, a cute little Skyriter.
Nice Remington desktop. Unfortunately, the carriage was seized to an insane degree.
Ram hoof coat hanger. Oh, the lust...
Leila next to full body antelope (or some such animal).
Hope you enjoyed the second installation of our trip.
In recent news, I picked up a Corona 4 yesterday from a Craigslist ad, including one of those cute little pocket oilers. The typewriter works well enough, but will need a good cleaning and oiling before it is up to grade. Also, I believe it has been repainted, as there is some chipping above the 'Corona' decal and the word 'Four' is absent.
I stopped at a local Restore (thrift store that benefits Habitat for Humanity) on a whim, hoping to find a typewriter or at least another typewriter table. I walked the store once and only found some Panasonic electronic. I browsed the books for a good 20 minutes, finding some old sci-fi novels (a few hokey ones, but I love em) and a compilation of William S. Burrows novels. Naked Lunch is absent, but it includes three other novels. Deciding to walk the store once more, I found it. Buried underneath a bunch of bric-a-brac was a Hi Lo table. It is not as nice as some of the ones I have seen, this being a more recent one, but it was still a steal at $10. The cashier told me of a shop down the street that has some typewriters for sale. Dashing out the door and to said shop, I found it to be one of those artsy/hipster deals. A Smith Corona Silent Secretarial was priced at $200, some sears electric for $80, a Lettera 22 for $80 and an Olympia SM3 for $110. Out of my price range for common machines, to be sure, but it was nice to see some typewriters for sale. Perhaps those sorts of prices will keep them from becoming too 'trendy', and eventually cause prices to stay lower. We can only hope.